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REVIEW: Superman & Lois S1 Ep 3: The Perks of Not Being a Wallflower

Superman & Lois S1 Ep 3 added yet another fantastic episode to this phenomenal series. I cannot express how impressed I am with this show and the third installment to it did not disappoint.

‘The Perks Of Not Being A Wallflower” in particular highlights several things which I feel aren’t always thought about when it comes to the whole Superman mythos. Firstly, it sheds a spotlight on how much of a burden having powers can be to Superman and his family.

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Personally I adore it when we see Superman explore his family dramas. Firstly, it’s something that isn’t usually explored in TV and film especially, so I think it’s fascinating to see more of this. You don’t usually expect Superman to be having these problems, or any problems at all other than stopping the bad guy, so that notion really goes a long way to making this portray of the character realistic and relatable.

This show does a great job of relating to a wide group of viewers too, from teenagers to parents and that is down to the different levels of ‘drama’ involved in this episode especially. We see the dynamic between characters change significantly, from the Kent boys to Lana and her daughter, it really helps to add layers to this story-line. It isn’t just about Superman & Lois and they aren’t the only ones that are effected by the issues explored in this episode.

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Now usually I’m not one for teenage dramas in a TV show, but I feel this is done very well. It’s not too much, it’s not over the top and it covers some very real topics that would resonate with a huge number of viewers. It’s a breath of fresh air when it comes to adding drama to a show.

This whole sequence within the episode was mostly focused around the relationship between the Kent boys and the problems they are currently facing. The other half of the episode was focused mostly around the dynamic and unfolding story between Lois Lane and Morgan Edge, as suspicions and tensions rise as both Superman and Lois get a step closer to solving their mysteries. The writers of this episode in particular do an excellent job of allowing each character time to shine. Its really nice to see Lois Lane get so much of the focus in this episode too, it feels like it’s the first time in this series and it was worth the wait!

Superman & Lois S1 Ep 3 Review | The Aspiring Kryptonian
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As well as this there are some really sweet Superman moments that feel like they are ripped straight out of the comic books, and I feel that has been the case with the previous episodes too. I adore that, I have heard and seen the praise that Tyler has been getting for his portrayal and take on the character, and I have to say it is completely deserved. The same has to be said for the rest of the cast too, especially Bitsie Tulloch as Lois Lane, she truly embodies the character.

The tone of the episode and series to date has been very real and has hints of Man Of Steel to it, which I absolutely adore. It’s this tone and this vibe that really adds a realistic feel to the series, making it all the more believable. I feel like there were less effects in this episode, but that was down to the story-line that we are currently following. However, the effects that we did see were fantastic, when you watch the show you really feel like you’re watching a movie, it is very impressive.

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And a very honourable mention to the fight sequences that we do get in this episode, they are fantastically choreographed and executed. I adore how Superman utilises a number of different abilities when it comes to combat, like I mentioned previously, it’s like it’s ripped straight out of a comic book.

With regards to the HUGE cliffhanger ending, I won’t say any more than ‘OH MY GOD!’. The creative team behind this show leave you wanting the next episode immediately!

Superman & Lois S1 Ep 3 is another fantastic addition to the show, which really delves into the personal life of Superman and his family. This episode really goes a long way to get you invested in the dynamics between the characters.



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